Monday, October 29, 2007
Random Thought #3
Today Viana asked for her first father's blessing. Earlier in the day her beloved Aunt Charina had come over and had sat in our computer chair while Eric laid his hands on her head to give her a blessing. Viana sat with her arms folded patiently through the whole thing. She only began to say "Amen!" "Amen!" "Amen!" near the end of the blessing when Eric was about to wrap up anyway. Several hours passed and it was Viana's bedtime (that's been sort of a shady area lately, and one that has not come with ease). We had just started reading our scriptures and Viana insisted on sitting in the computer chair. Then she got down and started pulling Eric off the couch and telling him "Chair!" He tried to sit down, but she got frustrated and said, "No Daddy, Nana chair!" The she stood behind the chair and put her hand on top of the backrest, "Daddy like this." So, Eric stood up and went behind the chair. She quickly scrambled up onto the chair to where Eric had been sitting and folded her arms. It was then that Eric realized what she wanted. "Do you want a blessing like Aunt Charina?" Her arms stay folded. "Ok, Daddy will put his hands on your head." Her eyes closed as Eric laid his hands on her head. Then, Eric utterd the simplest, yet sweetest father's blessing to our beautiful little daughter. She was blessed to sleep well, and to remember how to fall asleep on her own. It wasn't but 5 minutes later that Viana was tucked in and fast asleep in her very own big girl bed. I thought, "Wow, now there is a little girl with awesome examples to follow (Aunt Charina), an awesome father (Eric), and an even more loving and all knowing Father in Heaven."